Radka SoulArt at Patreon

 

Imagine the following scenario:
You have a passion. Your passion is your work…How great, right? And you live it and breath it and it keeps you sane and healthy.
You spent half of your life improving, and your work is reaching more and more people. Then, one day, someone says to you: ‘You should do this. It’s like your work is MADE for this kind of thing.’
You don’t think much about it, but a while later someone else tells you the same. And then another one. You start to think about it, feel around it, and you can see what they see. You consider that it might be something larger actually talking to you through these people.And so you start, first shyly,  meeting your inner insecurities, but with time, the whole new thing kind of takes over, as unstoppable as pregnancy.
You work and work, trying to keep your life running AND creating this extra new thing simultanously, and about a year later you face a sad fact: ‘In this tempo I will need like 10-15 years to fullfill this task!!!’You talk with people about it. You search a way, and you just keep on bumping your head against the same wall: Your day has only 24 hours, and you have 7 a week of these.Then someone comes and asks you: -‘What is it EXACTLY that you need?
-‘Time’, you answer. And you start to consider, calculate, think and overthink all possible ways you could gain some. It  comes out as a clear and square number. –‘I need this to gain the time I need.’
-‘All right’, says the someone, ‘for sure there is a way to do that. But you need to do something you have never done before. You need to ASK for it…’
My Patreon page is the place where I ask. It is the place where I explain. It is the place where I’m an open book, where I show my need and my vulnerability.
To be an artist is not the simplest path, and surely not the most comfortable one. It is a calling that you cannot ignore. If you do you die inside, and who wants that?
And if you’re an artist and you wish to create more & better, you might need some help from those around you. So I am asking, making offerings, having faith… I’m so excited to do that. Every new person coming into the closer circle of supporters is adding to my motivation, is adding to my faith.

https://www.patreon.com/radkasoulart

You can join me now. You can become a part of it. Small or large contribution, longterm or temporary. That’s up to you. It is simply wonderful when one more accepts the invitation.

Thanks for reading

Celestial Bride…coming into being video

Every artist works in very individual – sometimes wierd –  ways. The creative process can be messy, not particularly pretty…
Like any birth, any ‘coming into life’ process, it can turn chaotic, confusing or frustrating.
But it is always fascinating, like a new adventure, a new journey…
As for myself, I’m very impatient when it comes to sketching. I want to see it ‘real’ and so I go pretty straight to the canvas or paper and start. It’s part of my way to go the ‘try & error’ street, and I do so long till the painting in front of me feels fine, harmonic & balanced.

I’m aware that this way can be time consuming and not the smartest, but in that lies the biggest fascination for me.
So…when you watch the video carefully, you might notice some of the ‘errors’ or stepping stones leading to the final results.
I hope you will enjoy and I will be very happy if you share with me your own creative experience.
With love, Radka